Today the trial operation starts in the emission measuring stations, during which mechanics were taking photos of the vehicles. The images will be stored together with the measurement results in the Information System of the Technical Inspection Station that communicates on-line with the Ministry of Transport. The same system has been used since last year in Technical Inspection Stations. The full operation starts on December 1.
The falling autumn temperatures are a strong reminder for road maintenance units that their everyday hassle will soon start. This year more than 760 RSD staff will take care of the motorways and category 1 roads. The individual administration and maintenance departments can, with average precipitation, remove snow from the most important roads in the country within two hours by the latest. A total of 591 drivers and 170 controllers have been assigned to the working shifts.
Starting on December 1, the emission measurement stations will have to make photodocumentation of the vehicles measured. At the same time, the stations will be connected to the Technical Inspection Stations Information System, where the video records and the measurement results will be stored on-line. The same system has worked for the Technical Inspection Stations since January 2016. The amendment to the act on the conditions of road traffic, however, extended the obligation of video recording to emission measuring stations as well.
Drivers can already use the bypass of the town of Třinec. The 11-km section Nebory – Oldřichovice – Bystřice is part of the I/11 road and will significantly relieve the inhabitants of Třinec and Vendryně. The bypass will also be of great help to large businesses based in the region. The bypass is also an important route connecting the Czech Republic with Slovakia and Poland.
The Ministry of Transport has decided to listen to the needs of five regions: starting from next year, they will have selected motorway sections exempt from the motorway charges (sticker). From 2018 about 40 more kilometres of motorway in five section will be free of charges as well.
It is estimated that by 2020 there will be up to 10 million cars connected in terms of data and autonomous vehicles worldwide. The Czech Republic wants to be ready for this, so it launched the European C-ROADS project. The Ministry of Transport and other project partners today signed a joint consortium agreement, which officially kicked off the C-ROADS project. The project will last until 2020, contribute to improving the transportation safety in Europe and lay the foundations for the use of cooperative systems and automated vehicle control, including autonomous vehicles.